At Stanford, our cardiologists frequently see people who have chest pain but no physical blockages of the arteries. We conduct thorough diagnostic tests to determine whether a myocardial bridge is present and if it is causing the chest pain.
Our approach includes making you an active partner in your treatment plan. We discuss all the options with you to find the method that suits your lifestyle and needs the best. Throughout treatment, we support you every step of the way, meeting with you regularly to monitor your progress and help you feel your best.
Our treatment options include:
If our providers prescribe medication, they will find the right dosage for you and help manage any possible side effects. The drugs we prescribe for myocardial bridging may include:
- Beta blockers: Drugs that slow the heart rate and help ease the amount of force with which the heart squeezes
- Calcium channel blockers: Medications that help to relax and widen blood vessels
- Statins: These reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, which helps to prevent plaque build-up.
- Aspirin: Aspirin may help prevent blood clots or artery blockages.